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Workshops & Classes

Normandale Center promotes independent living, encourages health, wellness and meaningful social connections. Most classes are free, low cost or offered on a sliding fee scale thanks to our generous partners. 

Evidence-based workshop series are offered multiple times a year in addition to a monthly caregiver education program called Second Saturdays for Caregivers. We also teach wellness workshops covering topics like vision, yoga, and stress reduction.


A Matter of Balance

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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​Other Evidence-Based Programs Offered:

A 2 hour workshop held each week for 8 weeks, designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Developed by Boston University and Maine Health’s "Partnership for Healthy Aging." Helps participants learn to:

  • Set realistic goals to increase activity

  • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors

  • Learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. 

A 2 hour workshop, held each week for 6 weeks, designed to provide caregivers with self-care tools to help take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. Developed by Stanford University.​

  • Shown to positively impact caregiver health for a diverse group of caregivers including ethnic minorities, adult children of aging parents, and partners. 

  • For individuals at differing stages in their caregiving role, living situations, financial and educational backgrounds. 

  • Paths to Faithful Caregiving​

  • ​Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)

  • ​Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

  • Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)​

  • Walk with Ease​

Many services and evidence-based courses provided are available through generous support from Trellis, as part of the Title III-E Federal Older Americans Act. Learn more about Normandale Center's funders here.

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